Prosecutors: Police officer sold stolen computer equipment
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- A veteran New Jersey police officer stands accused of selling stolen computer equipment.
Somerset County prosecutors say Vincent Saggese, a Metuchen resident who serves on the Plainfield Police Department, is charged with official misconduct and receiving stolen property. The arrest occurred Friday and was made public Monday.
Officials say the 32-year-old Saggese recently met twice with an undercover detective from prosecutor's office and negotiated for the sale of the equipment. They also say he accepted $250 from the detective and agreed to obtain the address of the owner of a license plate and provide the detective with a photo of that person.
Saggese was released on his own recognizance. A telephone number for him could not be located Monday, and it wasn't known if he has retained an attorney.